…says ‘we’re ready to fight for activist’s release from detention’
Dreaded Agbekoya Farmers’ Society, on Wednesday, warned the Federal Government to release the detained Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho or risk incurring its wrath if he’s hurt.
The group warned that its members would fight against “government’s ill-treatment” of Igboho.
The Yoruba Nation activist and his wife were arrested in Benin Republic on Monday night while trying to board a flight to Germany.
Department of State Services had declared Igboho wanted after carrying out a raid on his Ibadan, Oyo State residence on July 1.
The DSS said it killed two people in a gun duel and arrested 12 others during the late night raid on Igboho’s house.
It later paraded those arrested in Abuja and has since charged them to court.
Agbekoya Farmers Society National Publicity Secretary, Olatunji Bandele, told TheCable on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was suppressing the South due to the treatment being meted to Igboho and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Agbekoya wondered why criminal herders are left to roam freely in the forests with sophisticated assault weapons while those who challenge their activities are being hunted by security agencies.
According to Bandele, “The position of Agbekoya is that Federal Government should have a rethink about Nnamdi Kanu and Igboho. The agitations are at the instance of the injustices, killing, banditry and kidnapping. Agbekoya is ready to fight for Igboho’s freedom. Nothing must happen to him.
“We have never had it as worse under any democratic government as we have it under Buhari and it is a pity.”
The Agbekoya spokesman noted that the group had reviewed the DSS’ raid on Igboho’s house and came to the concluded that FG acted in a “barbaric” manner.
He added, “Our position is that Igboho and Kanu should be released. Igboho is not a criminal. What is wrong in speaking against killing of one’s people?
“Is there any law that supports carrying out an arrest in the middle of the night, shooting for up to four hours and killing people in the house? They even took away the corpses; that is barbaric. Agitation is a product of insecurity.”